Etiology: Salmonella enterica serovars Typhimurium and Enteritidisare Gram-negative, invasive enteric bacteria.
Transmission: Transmission is fecal-oral.
Public Health Significance: Humans ingesting Salmonella Typhimurium contaminated food or water experience a transient diarrhea .
Please see hamster Bacterial Diseases for more details.
3. Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella typhimurium associated with rodents purchased at retail pet stores–United States, December 2003-October 2004. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep, 2005. 54(17): p. 429-33.